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The New Latin Tinge (Weekly Podcast)

Friday, October 08, 2010

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Jelly Roll Morton identified “the Latin tinge” as a major component in the development of jazz.  Now, the rhythms and sounds of Latin music can be heard in the long-awaited Malian-Cuban collaboration that was meant to take place when the Buena Vista Social Club was born – “AfroCubism.”

On this New Sounds program, we’ll sample some of this incredibly gorgeous weave of kora, ngoni, horns, and Cuban cowboy guitars.  “AfroCubism” is actually due out in November, but we’re offering a sneak preview on this podcast.   Also, listen to the Cuban/Jewish mix of Septeto Rodriguez, the Latin tinge in Booka Michel's soundtrack to “Baghdad Texas,” and music from Smokey (Hormel)’s Secret Family, something like samba-roots-pop meets jazz from West Africa in the 60’s.  And much more.

PROGRAM #3116,  The Latin Tinge   (First aired on 9/16/2010)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

AfroCubism

AfroCubism

Mali Cuba [5:37]

Nonesuch 525993
www.nonesuch.com

Lounge Lizards

No Pain for Cakes

No Pain for Cakes [6:48]

Island Records 422842867
re-released as Polygram #10090 Available at Amazon.com*

Septeto Rodriguez

Baila! Gitano Baila!

Wolfie's Corner [4:48]

Tzadik 7189
www.tzadik.com

Booka (Michel) & The Flaming Geckos

Baghdad, Texas

Carmen's Dance [3:20]
Border Lights [2:17]

Loudhouse Records LHR 2009
www.loudhousemusic.com

Smokey Hormel

Smokey’s Secret Family

So Solidao [3:54]

Afro Sambas
Available at Amazon.com
or www.cdbaby.com

Edward Ratliff

Those Moments Before

Café Cortado [5:57]

Strudelmedia SMCD-11
strudelmedia.com
edwardratliff.com

Greg Ribot & Cumbia del Norte

The International Conspiracy

Cumbia Lyla [5:51]

Cathexis GRCD40
www.cdbaby.com
OR Amazon.com

Omar Sosa

Mulatos

L3zero [6:41]

Ota Records 1014
www.melodia.com

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